Build the Alexa Voice Service Device SDK
The Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Device SDK includes development tools and libraries to build an Alexa Built-in product.
Prerequisites to build the SDK
Tools to build the sample app
A sample app gives you a basic understanding about how to build the SDK. You can build a sample app that implements the AVS Device SDK on macOS, Raspberry Pi, and Ubuntu. Two sample apps, one for the voice-only implementation and one for the smart screen implementation, are available:
- AVS Device SDK Console Sample Application– Intended primarily for learning and for basic headless device integrations.
- AVS Device SDK IPC Server Sample Application– Intended for smart screen device makers implementing the full set of available Alexa multimodal features.
The sample app configuration files control runtime configuration of the AVS Device SDK Sample Applications. The AVS Device SDK Inter-Process Communication (IPC) Client Framework API framework provides namespace-organized inbound and outbound messages. You use these messages for a variety of core Alexa features and functionality that you implement through the IPC Server Sample App. The Sample App Reference section contains the following references for the sample apps:
You can dive deep into advanced features of the SDK by using the following implementation guides:
- Apple Music
- Asset Manager
- Configurable SDKClient
- Custom Media Players
- Input Controller
- Interaction Model
- SAMPLE-AES decryption
- Smart Home Endpoints
- Simulated Hardware Security Module
- Video Device Control